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January 29, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Damage During a Move in Denver

moving - boxes - moving fragile itemsMoving between houses in Denver is a huge task which requires a lot of alignment and coordination. Some people select to pack their own things from emptying drawers to carefully wrapping and labeling the cables from the entertainment center, whereas when it comes to the bulky things, we usually need a smidgen of help. Really, one of the biggest risks involved in moving is scraping up either the home you’re leaving or the home you're moving into with oversized furniture pieces like recliners, cabinets, and mirrors. Going around corners or through doorways is very hazardous and there's almost always a few visible dings by the time you and your friends get the furniture settled. If you want to save some dough on putty and paint and/or your security deposit, heed some recommendations from professional movers and learn how to protect your home from the dangers of moving bulky items.

Disassembly and Reassembly

The beginning step to damage-free relocation is an ability to take things apart. Bedframes have always been a challenge to maneuver around doorways, up hallways, and especially in the staircase. They are often solid and sturdy to supply stable bed support and many have decorative head and foot boards that you'd also rather keep unblemished on the journey. You might be surprised how many items in your home can be easily disassembled and put back together including bookshelves, the entertainment center, and many cabinets. Even dressers, which usually stay in one piece, are more straightforward to handle if you remove the drawers first.

In many cases, the simpliest method to keep both your furniture and walls undamaged is to easily disassemble it, move it broken down, and reassemble it in the area of your choice. Just make sure to keep the screws, nuts, and bolts in a labeled bag that can be found when it is needed again. If you're not good at using some basic tools, a professional mover will be able to take care of the disassembly and reassembly for you.

Moving Pads

At times a large item cannot be disassembled or you have a rationale to not take it apart for the move. As we discussed above, when you are managing bulky pieces of furniture often framed by wood and metal, your walls, corners and even the banisters of your stairwells are at risk. Professional movers are aware that rather than attempting to achieve a perfect lack of dings and scrapes, which is highly unlikely, a favorable answer is simply to protect the areas you're moving through.

Moving pads are essentially large sturdy blankets that are to be draped or pinned over the walls, corners, stair railings, and other areas of your home that might get scratched when big furniture is moving through. This is a extraordinarily ordinary trick that fixes an age-old issue. Protect with moving pads when taking large objects through tight spaces and anywhere you're worried about during the moving process.

Carpet Covers

Finally, the condition of your carpets should not be determined by the level of activity during a move. Most homes see a decent amount of traffic everyday, residents walking back and forth between the living room and kitchen and bathroom numerous times a day. When you are in the process of moving, the number of trips crossing your carpet, often in big sturdy boots, increases significantly.

To keep the dust and grime from falling onto your carpet and lower the amount of wear and tear it sustains from the constant walking back and forth packing and moving stuff, lay down a padded carpet cover to give temporary floor protection. This allows you to move freely, work with large furniture, and pull things down from the attic or up from the basement without worrying about a major carpet cleaning afterward.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving, we are dedicated to taking care of not only your stuff but the residence you are moving out of and into, also. With some simple tricks learned from decades of assisting people move from place to place, it's commonplace to protect the walls, banisters, carpets, and doorways of every home no matter how awkward your furniture may be.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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